On Tuesday I did a talk/slide show titled “The Half Acre Homestead in the 21st Century” at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif. The course was titled “Shelter,” inspired by our 1973 book of the same name, and taught by Kristen Sbrogna.
This is the 2nd presentation I’ve done on the subject; the first was at the Maker Faire last year in San Mateo. I started creating a home and surroundings 50 years ago, have gone through a lot of trials and tribulations as they say, and felt that my experiences might be of interest to anyone attempting to evade the bank/mortgage or high rent syndrome of getting a roof over one’s head.
Above: one of the slides, showing our kitchen dish drying/storage rack, built years ago by Lew Lewandowski. Dishes are slid into slots as soon as rinsed and remain there until used again.